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CALIFORNIA THE LAND OF THE SUN

By: [Clark, Henry Hunt (binding design); Palmer, Sutton H. (illustrations)]; Austin, Mary

Price: $375.00

Publisher: London, Adam and Charles Black: 1914

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1080

Condition: Very good


M8vo (7¼ " x 9½"). pp. 178. A signed Art Nouveau pictorial binding design of an orange grove with a lake and mountains in the background by Henry Hunt Clark in gold, yellow, orange, blue, lavender and dark green on closely woven olive green cloth. Orange grove motif repeated on the spine with titles in gold. t.e.g. Includes folding map and 31 tipped in color plates (frontis. missing), each with captioned tissue guard; t.e.g. Descriptions of the great natural beauty in California, supplemented by illustrations after original watercolors by Palmer. This book was originally published ... View more info

THE HEART OF THE HYACINTH

By: [Decorative Designers (binding design); Sano, Kiyokichi (illustrations and decorations)]; Watanna, Onoto (Winifred Eaton Babcock)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1904

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 149

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5¾" x 8 ½"). pp. [251]. Unsigned Decorative Designers binding design in green, white and gilt on periwinkle blue. Color fronits. and 3 unsigned full page color illustrations. Asian themed decorations on every page by Kiyokichi Sano. The story of an American girl reared to think herself Japanese, and of her anguish when her nationality is revealed. t.e.g. Deckle edge. Faint rubbing to the extremities and the abstract bookplate of Eugene W. Mari on the ffep. Minsky I:7. View more info

THE MARTIAN

By: [Decorative Designers (binding design)]; Du Maurier, George (author and illustrator)

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Harper and Brothers: 1897

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 415

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5 ¼ x 7 ½ ). pp. 457 + glossary and advts. An unsigned pictorial binding design in sage green and gilt, with gilt titles on the spine. John Lehner suggests that the cover design was created by the Decorative Designers. The story of a young man who becomes the greatest writer in England by means of inspiration from the planet Mars. Frontis. and 48 additional illustrations by the author. A bright copy with a hint of sun darkening to the spine and light shelf-wear to the bottom edges. Minsky I:81. View more info

Neither free nor equal program[s] broadcast by WCCO on Wednesday, June 25-[July 30], 1947 from 9:30 to 10:00 p.m.

By: [DISCRIMINATION -- UNITED STATES]; [MINORITIES -- UNITED STATES; JIM CROW--UNITED STATES]; Andrist, Ralph and Backlund, Ralph for WCCO (Radio station: Minneapolis, MN)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, 1947

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1700

Condition: Near fine


4to portfolio (8¾” x 11¼”). Scripts for a 6 part radio show in one volume. Heavy brown paper portfolio with button and string closure; titles in black on cover. Each part is an unpaginated typescript printed on the recto only and bound in heavy grey paper with two staples at the top edge. Grey paper bindings have the titles, program information and date in black. Part 1: Program No. 1: The Face of Discrimination; 12 leaves. Part 2: Program No. 2: Discrimination in Employment; 13 leaves. Part 3: Program No. 3: Discrimination in Housing; 12 leaves. Part 4: Program No. 4: The Indian in ... View more info

AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM 10 YEAR OLD CATHERINE (CATY) SALTONSTALL TO HER FATHER, DUDLEY SALTONSTALL, CAPT., FMR CDRE CONTINENTAL NAVY

By: [DUDLEY SALTONSTALL; REVOLUTIONARY WAR]; SALTONSTALL, CATHERINE

Price: $850.00

Publisher: New London, August 18th, 1784

Seller ID: 1887

Condition: near fine


Folio (8½” x 14¾”). [2]pp. On paper watermarked with a crown over the initials G R for Georgius Rex, referring to King George III; with integral address leaf addressed in Caty Satonstall's hand. Original mailing folds and minor marginal paper loss from opening of the wax seal. Framed between two pieces of glass, such that both sides of the letter are visible. A charming letter from a young girl to her father just 1 year following the conclusion of the American Revolution (letter transcribed with original spelling and punctuation) : "Honored Papa | Mama and all the | family that can ... View more info

A NARRATIVE OF THE INDIAN WARS IN NEW ENGLAND, FROM THE FIRST PLANTING THEREOF IN THE YEAR 1607, TO THE YEAR 1677, CONTAINING A RELATION OF THE OCCASION RISE AND PROGRESS OF THE WAR WITH THE INDIANS IN THE SOUTHERN, WESTERN, EASTERN AND NORTHERN PARTS OF THE SAID COUNTRY

By: [Early American Imprint; Native Americans]; Hubbard, William

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Worcester, Printed by Daniel Greenleaf for Joseph Wilder: 1801

Edition: fourth edition (3rd American)

Seller ID: 1532

Condition: very good


16mo (4¼” x 6½”). pp. 410; Pagination errors: number 216 repeated; p. 276, 370 misnumbered 976, 371 as called for. Contemporary calf with red morocco spine label; the smooth spine gilt ruled into 6 panels. Originally published in Boston in 1677, under the title: A Narrative of the Troubles with the Indians in New-England ...To which is added a discourse about the Warre with the Pequods in the year 1637. The present volume is a print of Boyle's abridged edition of the former, in Boston, 1775. Howes called the 1675 edition "A corner-stone authority on the subject." Very good wi... View more info

A TREATISE ON TRIGONOMETRY AND NAVIGATION CONTAINING AN EXPLANATION OF THEIR PRINCIPLES AND TABLES, AND A NEW METHOD OF WORKING TRIGONOMETRY BY MEMORY, WHICH IS VERY USEFUL IN SURVEYING

By: [Early American Imprint]; Burroughs, Richard

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, John C. Totten: 1818

Seller ID: 1264

Condition: Very good


12mo (4½” x 7¼”). pp. 81. Contemporary half calf over blue and red marbled boards, with black morocco label and 6 pairs of gilt rules on spine. Includes 8 plates of geometrical and trigonometrical figures described in the text. A reissue of the sheets of the 1807 edition (Shaw & Shoemaker 12252) printed by J.D. Huntington at Middlebury, VT.Burroughs sets forth a new method of working right and oblique angled plain trigonometry without the use of instruments or tables.A sound copy with light rubbing to the edges and a small puncture to the spine. The book has the small, pe... View more info

A GAZETTEER OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK EMBRACING AN AMPLE SURVEY AND DESCRIPTION OF ITS COUNTIES, TOWNS, CITIES, VILLAGES, CANALS, MOUNTAINS, LAKES, RIVERS, CREEKS, AND NATURAL TOPOGRAPHY, ARRANGED IN ONE SERIES, ALPHABETICALLY WITH AN APPENDIX...

By: [Early American Imprint]; Spafford, Horatio Gates

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Albany, Published by B.D. Packard, no.73 State-Street, and by the author, at Troy. Packard & Van Benthuysen, printers: 1824

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1261

Condition: Very good


8vo (5½” x 8¾” ). pp. 620. Contemporary mottled calf with red morocco spine label and 6 sets of gilt rules on spine. Printed in double columns and includes a fold-out map of the state of New York. Addenda pasted on p. 620. An alphabetical dictionary of the geographical makeup, social statistics and physical features of the state of New York in 1824. Spafford created his Gazetteer based on his own research as well as answers to questions he posed in more than 1100 letters he sent out to the towns and cities included in the Gazetteer (Boyd). Although Spafford published a Gazett... View more info

THE MENTAL FLOWER GARDEN: OR, AN INSTRUCTIVE AND ENTERTAINING COMPANION FOR THE FAIR SEX 1. A VARIETY OF ENTERTAINING AND MORAL DIALOGUES, PARTLY ORIGINAL: CALCULATED FOR MISSES FROM EIGHT TO TWELVE YEARS. A COLLECTION OF USEFUL RULES RELATIVE TO GENTEEL BEHAVIOUR, AND A POLITE ADDRESS. POETIC PIECES, DEVOTIONAL POEMS, WRITING PIECES, &C. -- 2. MISCELLANEOUS ESSAYS, WORTHY OF THE PERUSAL OF WOMEN, AT ANY PERIOD OF LIFE.

By: [Early American Imprint]; [Women's Studies]; [Rush, Benjamin]; Fraser, Donald.

Price: $300.00

Publisher: New York, Southwick & Hardcastle: 1807

Seller ID: 1035

Condition: Very good


12mo (4¼" x 7"). pp. [xii]; [13]- 286 + Subscribers' names": p. [287]-299. New Edition. Mottled calf; spine with red morocco title label, 5 gilt fleurons and 5 dividers of a single rule with pointillé work on either side. Includes frontis. illustration signed by "Scoles" (John Scoles; American, active New York, 1793–1844) and the plate "Happy Family" (opposite p.145) signed by Alexander Anderson (1775-1870; considered the first American wood engraver) among other early engravings. Also includes a recommendation by Dr. Benjamin Rush, a signer of the Declaration o... View more info

FIRST LINES OF THE PRACTICE OF PHYSIC WITH SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES, INCLUDING THE MORE RECENT IMPROVEMENTS IN THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE BY PETER REID

By: [Early American Medical Imprint]; Cullen, Dr. William FRS FRSE FRCPE FPSG; Reid, Peter

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Brookfield [Mass.], Printed by E. Merriam & Co. for Isaiah Thomas: 1807

Seller ID: 1262

Condition: Very good


8vo (5½" x 8½"). pp. 674. Two volumes in one. Contemporary mottled calf with red morocco spine label and 6 sets of gilt rules on spine. First Lines of the Practice of Physic was considered one of the most influential medical texts of the 18th century as well as the early 19th century, and in it, Dr. Cullen set forth his theory that many diseases of the human body were nervous in origin, and coined the term "neuroses" (see p. 387). An important text in the history of medicine.Dr. William Cullen was a Scottish physician and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical ... View more info

FIRST LINES OF PHYSIOLOGY (PRIMAE LINEAE PHYSIOLOGIAE) TRANSLATED FROM THE THIRD LATIN EDITION; TO WHICH IS ADDED, A TRANSLATION OF THE INDEX, COMPOSED FOR THE EDINBURGH EDITION, PRINTED UNDER THE INSPECTION OF DR. WILLIAM CULLEN

By: [Early American Medical Imprint]; Von Haller, Albert (Albrecht)

Price: $400.00

Publisher: Troy [N.Y.], Printed by Obadiah Penniman & Co.: 1803

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 1263

Condition: Very good


8vo (5½” x 8¾” ). pp. 498. Contemporary tree calf with red morocco spine label and 4 single and two double gilt rules on the spine. Stated First American edition. Originally published in 1747, The Primae Lineae was one of three seminal works which created the field of modern physiology -- the other two being De partibus corporis humani sensibilibus et irritabilibus (1753) and the eight volume Elementa physiologiae corporis humani (1757-1766).This first American edition of First Lines of Physiology presented Von Haller's landmark concepts of tissue irritability (muscular contracti... View more info

A VINDICATION OF ELIZABETH MORE, FROM THE IMPUTATION OF BEING A CONCUBINE; AND HER CHILDREN, FROM THE TACHE OF BASTARDY: CONFUTING THE CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS OF SOME LATE WRITERS...

By: [Elizabeth Mure]; Hay, Richard

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Printed by William Adams junior. Sold by the booksellers of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen: 1723

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1068

Condition: Very good +


Small 4to (6¾” x 8”). pp. vii; [1]; 132. Bound in 19th century half blue morocco over marbled boards with gold ruling and the title in gold on the spine. Elizabeth More ("Elizabeth Mure", "Elizabeth More", "Elizabeth Muir", "Elizabeth Mohr", "Elizabeth de la Mohr") (1320 - 1355) was the Countess of Strathearn, Countess of Athol and was the wife of Robert II, King of Scots. Elizabeth Mure (Robert's 4th cousin) was initially Robert's mistress, and all of their children were born out of wedlock. Hay's treatise attempts to show that Robert's and Elizabeth's marriage occurred in 1334 (... View more info

OMOO A NARRATIVE OF ADVENTURES IN THE SOUTH SEAS

By: [French Polynesia]; [Polynesian culture]; MELVILLE, HERMAN

Price: $200.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1847

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 1892

Condition: Very good


8vo (5¼” x 7 ”). pp. 389 + 9 page publisher's advt. for Typee + 9 additional pages of publisher's advts. Publisher's blind stamped embossed brown cloth with titles in gold on the spine. Rubricated half title and title page. Includes frontis map. The author's second book and a sequel to his first South Sea narrative Typee, also based on the author's experiences in the South Pacific. After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva and the Tai P people people, the main character (based on Melville himself) ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti, after which there is a mutiny and... View more info

FOR ART'S SAKE THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT IN PRINT & BEYOND, 1870-1890, FROM THE COLLECTION OF ERIC HOLZENBERG

By: [Gilder, Helena De Kay (original binding design)]; Holzenburg, Eric

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The Grolier Club: 2017

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1267

Condition: New


4to (11” x 8½”). pp. 136. A photo-reproduction on blue paper of Helena De Kay Gilder's engraved binding design for The New Day (Scribner, Armstrong and Company,1876); cloth spine. Published to accompany the exhibition For Art's Sake: The Aesthetic Movement in Print & Beyond · 1870-1890, From the Collection of Eric Holzenberg, January 26-March 11 2017. Foreword and Introduction by Eric Holzenberg, followed by descriptions of books, prints and other objects displaying the exceptional artistry and wit of the Aesthetic Movement, which dominated the decorative arts in the period 1870-1890,... View more info

THE COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW

By: [Goodhue, Bertram Grosvenor (binding design)]; Whittier, John Greenleaf

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Boston, Houghton, Mifflin and Company: 1904

Seller ID: 1735

Condition: fine


8vo (6" x 8¾"). pp. 515. Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue unsigned binding of Art Nouveau stylized tiger lilies and titles in gold on blue vertically ribbed cloth. Photogravure frontis of Longfellow and 274 black and white illustrations by various artists; t.e.g. A fine copy; scarce in this binding. GE (in Peters) 55. A fine copy. View more info

CAPTAIN SHAYS A POPULIST OF 1786

By: [Hapgood, Theodore Brown (binding and title page design)]; Rivers, George R. R.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown & Co.: 1897

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1063

Condition: Near fine


12mo (5” x 7¼”). pp. 358 + 4pp. publisher's advts. Signed Theodore Brown Hapgood binding design and title page. The story of Shays' Rebellion told as a historical romance. A charming Hapgood binding with an early federal era border around the title on the front board, with titles and motifs from the cover design on the spine in gold. The signed Hapgood title page in red and gold has a similar border design. Scarce. View more info

THE CHOIR VISIBLE

By: [Hazenplug, Frank (binding design and title page design)]; Adams, Mary M.

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Chicago, Way and Williams: 1897

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1703

Condition: Near Fine


8vo (5¾" x 7¾"). pp. 185. Signed binding design by Frank Hazenplug of a gothic choir screen in black fronting an arching rose bush in gold on dark green cloth repeated on the rear cover. Title page design in red and black also by Frank Hazenplug. Attribution of both the binding design and the title page are on the copyright page. A series of spiritual poems by the Mary Adams, the wife of the University of Wisconsin President Charles Kendall Adams. With an inscription on the ffep from the author to Dr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Thurston dated the year of publication: To Dr. & Mrs. Thur... View more info

PROSE FANCIES SECOND SERIES

By: [Hazenplug, Frank (binding design)]; Le Gallienne, Richard

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Chicago, Herbert S. Stone & Co.: 1896

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 680

Condition: Very good +


Unsigned binding design by Frank Hazenplug of an Art Nouveau stylized artichoke in gold on maroon cloth. Considered to be one of Hazenplug's finest covers. This first American edition is the very first Herbert Stone imprint, and was printed at the Lakeside Press, Chicago. Scarce. Allen and Gullans 81. Kramer 107. View more info

THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLEN POE NEWLY COLLECTED AND EDITED, WITH A MEMOIR, CRITICAL INTRODUCTIONS, AND NOTES BY EDMUND CLARENCE STEDMAN AND GEORGE EDWARD WOODBERRY

By: [HAZENPLUG, FRANK (binding design)]; Poe, Edgar Allen; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Woodberry, George Edward (compilers, memoir, critical introductions and notes)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: Chicago, Stone & Kimball: 1894 - 1895

Edition: First

Seller ID: 1813

Condition: Very good +


C8vo (4 ” x 7¾”). 10 volumes. Binding design in gold on smooth green cloth by Frank Hazenplug of an intricate Art Nouveau poppy and buds. Includes twelve portraits of Poe and his family, chiefly as frontispieces, 20 plates by Sterner; three engravings of Poe's homes, and one reproduction of a Poe manuscript. The first three volumes were bear the copyright date of 1894, but were not issued until January, 1895; others dated 1895 and were issued at intervals between 1895 and March 1896. Stone and Kimball spared no expense on what is still remains today the standard edition of Poe with intr... View more info

THE HEART OF THE GASPÉ SKETCHES IN THE GULF OF ST. LAWRENCE

By: [Hood, George W. (binding design)]; Clarke, John Mason

Price: $100.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 713

Condition: Very good +


8vo (5½” x 8”). pp. 292 + 4pp. publisher's advts. A signed binding design in gold, black and pale blue on dark blue cloth by George Washington Hood. A series of sketches of the peoples and places of the Gaspé Coast (the Gaspé peninsula runs along the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada), which at the time of writing was little known and sparsely inhabited. The book also includes a glossary of place names, lighthouses and light signals and well as 35 illustrations after photographs of places and cultural objects important to the Gaspé.A striking binding des... View more info